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    Carcharodon

    Wasps? no, they were more specifically Hornets, Japanese Giants Hornets, there is quite big difference really. To most of us Wasps are yellowjackets and paper wasps (long legged wasps) Suzumebachi are hornets.

    Posted in: 11 children stung by wasps in Fukuoka Pref

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    Getting more iPods in people’s hands would broaden the potential audience for Apple’s new streaming service that went live at the end of June

    The same service that is not available in Japan yet? that one? I'm still waiting for spotify and netflix......

    Posted in: Apple tunes iPod as it pushes into streaming music

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    Amen gogogo docomo phones are horrible, so much crap and bloatware added to them, uttery ridiculous - mostly redundant inferior apps.

    Posted in: Docomo, Lawson agree on partnership to accelerate customer traffic

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    It has crossed my mind before in a what if scenario.... and now it has happened. Wow. For the families of the victims this like the worst kind of double whammy. Now, part me questions if a bus driver or train driver has ever done such a heinous act of suicide/murder?

    Posted in: Co-pilot appears to have intentionally crashed plane, says French prosecutor

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    Like Yoda said "Concrete or not concrete, there is no some concrete"..... :/

    Posted in: Japan opts for massive, costly sea wall to fend off tsunamis

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    the number of ceremonies and graduations etc her Japan reminds me of the "The Incredibles"

    Helen: Bob! And you're missing this! I can't believe you don't want to go to your own son's graduation! Bob: It's not a graduation. He is moving from the fourth grade to the fifth grade. Helen: It's a ceremony! Bob: It's psychotic! People keep coming up with new ways to celebrate mediocrity, but if someone is genuinely exceptional...

    In the backwaters I came from, there was no graduation except for University, that is the one place you actually graduate from and merits a ceremony, No one" graduates" high School, you leave at the end with the qualifications/credits that you have and hope you have the required level for whatever you want to progress to next. School is a means to end, not your reason to live which it seems to be for some. For all these ceremonies, where is the prize off the top student in the school (Dux)? the top student in each subject? ..deru kugi wa utareru

    Posted in: Police called after Okayama teens dress differently for graduation

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    Kyushu get 3 venues? come again? What a joke, they barely even need two! Kansai get just two venues and no Nagai Stadium?

    Posted in: Tsunami-hit city among venues for 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan

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    this has a similarity to another brutal intra-gang beating that happened in China last year, where the victim barely escaped with his life. Google "Chinese Gang Rock". While reading this story it reminded me of it and gave some graphic context to the sickening event. At least these scumbag kids in this latest incident didn't film it like in the previous case. Nonetheless, sick, depraved and a complete lack of humanity. I just don't get it. I genuinely doubt these little priks are first time offenders. The prime offender/murderer needs to be removed from society forever.

    Posted in: 18-yr-old suspect admits killing Kawasaki boy to punish him

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    shame, Sony Xperia are fantastic devices,

    Posted in: Sony to cut 1,000 jobs in smartphone business

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    well done Apple pretty stunning results. The thing I raise an eyebrow at is the profit $18 Billion? that is a heck of a lot of profit, even if every iphone was $100 cheaper, they still would have a made a huge profit. The people need a little more than a free U2 album, throw them a bone. Share the love. Tim Cook doesn't need a new private Jet ;)

    Posted in: Record iPhone sales drive blowout quarter for Apple

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    They missed the boat somewhat in Japan, credit to Hulu who came in a built up over the past few years. When they started in Japan, it wasn't anything special, it took time to build up support, better infrastructure and get shows. Netflix will struggle unless it offers more than Hulu. Netflix Japan will not be anything like Netflix USA off the bat, to expect it to be the same will be setting up for disappointment.

    Posted in: Netflix eyes global empire as Internet TV battle heats up

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    Arrogance, cluelessness and disregard for what visitors expect and want by travel industry professionals and therefore wasting billions of Yen in hare-brained advertising. Closed minded and hostility to fresh ideas, especially in the segment of young people because travel related offices and institutions are usually staffed by conservative people who usually have no clue whatsoever what is attractive to hip youth. A general lack of joy of life and cheeriness without being drunk (as opposed to Thailand or Indonesia). Rules, rules, many rules without sense - dame, dame dame, no but or common sense. Lack of flexibility and desire to accommodate expectations different from Japanese rules and customs (perceived as trouble/meiwaku).

    indeed, and one sector this is absolutely the case is the ski industry. Small towns, narrow minded, stubborn locals councils and utter cluelessness for the potential goldmine they are sitting on. Japan could be a skiing mecca, a small number of Europeans know this and spend their entire season here as the snow in Japan wins hands down. It could be so much more, Apres skiing anyone? not in Japan. Sometimes some ski hills are not owned by one entity but separate entities who cant agree on anything. Happoone in Hakuba for example, in summer one of the owners fences off his section and puts a few cows to pasture, it could be a Mountain bike heaven in summer, keeping the hotels filled, but instead it's gone to the cows.

    Posted in: Why is Japan such an unpopular tourist destination?

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    Already been done Zuckerberg, its called Linkedin.

    Posted in: Facebook testing workplace version of social network

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    If you are going to satirize, then do it with taste and class.

    Glad the pope said it. That magazine is trash.

    Indeed, I had a look and decided quickly that the cartoons were pretty much crapp, regardless of the perceived insult to the Prophet, they simply weren't any good. It's not a matter of understanding French satire and humour. Class transcends culture and differences.

    Posted in: Pope on Charlie Hebdo: There are limits to free expression

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    this is news? Ive been using this app for years, the photo translate option has been there for more than a year. Its very handy.

    Posted in: Google turns smartphones into real-time translators

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    Sure for commuting on packed highways, driverless future has its place, however driving for pleasure on a windy country road?.....there will always be a place for that in the foreseeable future ergo sports cars will always be in demand.

    Posted in: Do sports cars have a future in a driverless world?

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    Like Kurisupisu, what I don't get is the of proliferation of apps (mostly free) for websites that provide no more functionality at all than the mobile browser version of the site. Apps, can hog memory, run in the background, drain your battery, all for what? Always check out the mobile version on the device browser before getting such an app.

    Unlike Kurisupisu , not everyone has the desire to be a cheapskate, I use several rather vital apps that are premium only, and the cost the price of a cup of coffee -or less than a beer in the pub and I get great value from them. You would rather miss out on some great apps to proudly save a few pennies? each to their own I guess. Also, some premium apps are far far better than any free app, on Android or ios.

    Posted in: Apple, developers feasting on people's app-etites

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    app? more bloat on my phone no thanks. a regular web page on the browser is more than sufficient and up to date. http://www.tetsudo.com/traffic/ is good one. Chrome browser even translates it, if that's your thing.

    Posted in: New app allows commuters to share info on train delays through Twitter

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    And Japan should provide the option of low-fat milk

    oh boy, does Ancel Keys and his myths about fat still abound? children need fat for their growing brains and bodies, why rob children of a key brain-building element? The lack of understanding about food and health is simply staggering! Normal growing Childer NEVER need low-fat dairy products. Want to perpetuate the errors of giving kids low fat and slip them Ritalin for ADHD and other learning disorders to compensate for the lack of key nutrients for a healthy brain, sounds like a ploy by a pharmaceutical company

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